CLOSE SEARCH

Safe Routes To School

Contact
Safe Routes To School
Phone Fax Email
Address

Safe Routes to School
City of Takoma Park
7500 Maple Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912

Hours & Location

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday - Friday
Community Center
3rd Floor

Contact
Safe Routes To School
Phone Fax Email
Address

Safe Routes to School
City of Takoma Park
7500 Maple Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912

Hours & Location

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday - Friday
Community Center
3rd Floor

What is Safe Routes to School?

The mission of the Takoma Safe Routes to School program is to make it safe for students to walk and bike to school. The program serves students and families at Takoma Park, Piney Branch, Rolling Terrace, and East Silver Spring Elementary Schools, and Takoma Park Middle School.  A Safe Routes to School grant from the State of Maryland funds the program.

To learn more about any of the following programs, contact the Safe Routes to School Coordinator at lucyn@takomaparkmd.gov.

Safe Routes Pop Up Infrastructure Event

Safe Routes to School installed a low-cost, temporary, public engagement event October 2 – 13, 2017. The wooden staircase between TPES and the Community Center parking lot was closed to foot traffic.  The objectives of the event were to create an opportunity to educate parents and students about the risk of exiting the wooden staircase into the middle of the Community Center parking lot and to discourage the use of the parking lot as a remote pick up point for TPES and PBES students. Double parking creates congestion; idling increases emissions.

For the time being, the stairway will remain closed.  A series of improvements will be made to the parking lot to enhance student safety.

Walk to School Day, Wednesday, October 4

Walk to School Day is held on the first Wednesday in October. Over 5,000 schools from 50 states participate, including five area schools. Walkers from the U.S. join students in 40 countries worldwide.

Students, their families and school staff from Takoma Park Middle, Takoma Park Elementary, Piney Branch Elementary, East Silver Spring Elementary and Rolling Terrace Elementary participated in Walk to School Day on October 4th.  Safe Routes to School and the Takoma Park Police supported the event to ensure student safety.

 

Safe Routes To School Sections